Origin: a Latin derivative
meaning "Gift of the Earth."
The hanging clusters of small, pink berries of the “molle,” or pink peppercorn tree, were once considered sacred to the ancient Incas. Indigenous South American populations traditionally used all parts of the tree, including the pink peppercorn fruit, as herbal solutions. While similar in appearance to black peppercorn apart from the color, pink pepper berries are more closely related to cashews. Pink Pepper essential oil is distilled from this fruit and produces a slightly woody, spicy, fruity flavour and aroma, which is often used in home cooking. Used topically, Pink Pepper essential oil is warming to the skin, and can be diffused in your home for its sharp and uplifting aroma.
Why should I add Pink Pepper oil to my collection? One of the main chemical constituents found in Pink Pepper oil is α-Phellandrene, a monoterpene alkene that provides a soothing sensation on the skin when applied topically. Pink Pepper essential oil contains more α-Phellandrene than any other doTERRA single oil, making it one of the best sources for this extraordinary constituent. Pink Pepper oil also contains Limonene, a chemical constituent that helps to clean the skin and surfaces.
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 120 mL of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.
*For a complete list of approved claims and benefits, see the Approved Claims List.